BUILDING THE FUTURE TOGETHER

Cold Formed Steel – Industry challeng...

Advances in extraction, smelting, and fabrication technologies are resulting in steel framed housing becoming an increasingly viable alternative to traditional timber framing for housing (currently, timber is the product leader in the Australian residential building market). The domestic (Australian) and global timber shortages are resulting in loyal timber builders to begin assessing alternative products, with […]

A More Accessible Future – Prep...

While autonomous sea vehicles might not receive the same glamourous news coverage as road or aviation autonomous vehicles, preparing our infrastructure for maritime vessel automation will have a much more significant impact on global trade, and therefore national and global economies. In 2019, shipping accounted for 80% of global trade, with the total world shipping […]

A More Accessible Future – Prep...

A More Accessible Future – Preparing Infrastructure for Autonomous Vehicles (Part 2 – Air)

As the power of computers and artificial intelligence (AI). continues to develop at a break-neck pace, many companies, governments and individuals are harnessing this power to make the world safer, more productive and far more efficient. As a poster-child for technological development, autonomous drone technology will be increasingly adopted in the industrial sector, playing a […]

A More Accessible Future – Prep...

A More Accessible Future – Preparing Infrastructure for Autonomous Vehicles (Part 1 – Roads)

Thanks to ground-breaking companies such as Tesla, Google and Waymo edging closer to fully autonomous, self-driving cars every day, the eventual adoption of driverless technology is now broadly accepted as inevitable. The benefits of this technology are numerous, including allowing people residing in remote areas easier access to essential services such as medical treatment and […]

We’ve Got Your Back, Awning Inspectio...

We’ve Got Your Back, Awning Inspections Over Public Spaces

Did you know that awnings are part of the buildings to which they are attached? This makes them the responsibility of the owner of the building, even when an awning is located over a public footpath. An example awning structure is shown in Figure 1 for reference. Figure 1 – Typical awnings structure example Awnings […]

Running out of road corridor? Conside...

Running out of road corridor? Consider tidal flow – it’s not just for the ocean!

Road corridors in urban areas are increasingly constrained. Tidal flow systems (or ‘reversible’ lanes) are a form of lane management systems that allows traffic to travel in alternate directions within a lane (depending on the time of day or traffic conditions). Essentially, traffic flow during peak periods is improved by making an extra lane available […]

What on Earth are bridge inspection &...

What on Earth are bridge inspection “Levels” and how do I know what I need to do?

Bridges and other structures are key asset elements in the transport network. In Australia, around 800 organisations are responsible for more than 50,000 public road bridges. State Road Authorities (SRA’s) who are responsible for the high-capacity arterial roads manage more than 20,000 bridges, with local councils typically managing the remaining local roads with approximately 30,000 […]

Who needs Aerodrome Safety Inspection...

Who needs Aerodrome Safety Inspections or Annual Technical Inspections and why?!

Did you know that every 12 months the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requires that certified aerodromes require an Annual Technical Inspection and that some registered and ‘certain other’ aerodromes must have an Aerodrome Safety Inspection completed by a CASA approved inspector? Australian Aerodrome Categories CASA is authorised to determine and audit against the Manual […]

We’re certified (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 ...

We’re certified (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001 & AS/NZS 4801)! JJ Ryan Consulting’s Quality, Environment and Safety Management Systems are in full swing

JJ Ryan Consulting’s quality, environment and safety management systems ensure effective risk management, consistently high quality services are provided while protecting the environment and the safety of our employees, customers and the community.           Over the last 12 months, our team have been working tirelessly to formalise and improve our quality, […]

What do a Frenchman in 1858 and flyin...

What is the history of aerial photography? The first known aerial photographs were taken in the 1858 century by Gaspar Felix Tournachon (a French balloonist). Cameras were then attached to kites (1882), rockets (1897), aeroplanes (1909) and satellites (1959). During the 1980’s colour images became mainstream and in the 1990’s innovative businesses were carrying out […]